Faculty Resources

Graduate faculty resources

Welcome! Here, you will find information about UWB specific policies and guidelines, program/certificate proposal processes, and a variety of topics in an effort to help you be more efficient in your work. If you would like to contact a representative from the university's GRAD Council, visit the council's webpage for contacts.

Mentoring: A guide for faculty

Effective mentoring begins with the faculty. Mentoring is best when graduate students and faculty share responsibility for ensuring the quality of such support. A working relationship between you and your mentees is an essential part of academic success. A growing body of research shows that a good mentoring relationship also is conducive to the mentor's own success. For more information and resources on mentoring visit the UW Graduate School's Mentoring Guide for Faculty. Mentoring a student may lead to the request for a letter of recommendation. Career Services webpage on writing these letters offers helpful tips and suggestion for this. 

Policies and procedures

Much relevant information related to graduate programs, program reviews, student policies, and memorandum can be found in UW Graduate School Policies and Procedures.

Creating new programs and certificates

Refer to the UW Graduate School's webpage for detailed processes, timelines, materials and helpful resources when creating a new program or certificate, or when modifying one.  

Fee - based graduate certificate programs

There are two types of possible fee-based certificates: PCE certificates (composed of non-credit-bearing courses) and Graduate (for credit) Certificates. The former are continuing education focused and require no special approval process other than at the academic unit and UWEO levels; the latter are academic credentials approved via a Graduate School process (see above). Refer to the process for creating a fee-based certificate program on the UWEO Fee-Based Degree Policy Notebook.

Update January 2021